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Dog Printed iPhone 4 Case by Swash

Dog Printed iPhone 4 Case by Swash
£38 from Net-A-Porter

It has, by my rough calculation, been far too long since my last scarf post…

Today I bring you the extremely talented duo from Swash, Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka. The pair are known for their signature hand-drawn and painted artworks.

Like so many creative types I admire, Sarah and Toshio met at Central Saint Martins, then spent time in Sarah’s hometown of Penzance, Cornwall before working in Toshio’s home of Japan for a year. The brand emerged after they won the prestigious Hyères prize in 2004. They were later invited back to exhibit 100 framed drawings, a scarf retrospective and 3D sculptural installation.

Another important landmark in the partnership came in 2005 when Swash acquired their beautiful whippet Candy, who quickly became an inspirational talisman and recurring motif in their designs – clearly, a design team with impeccable taste!

Candy the Whippet

Candy, the Whippet
Part of the Cinerous Forest printed silk scarf
£229.17 from Net-A-Porter

Today they are based in East London. See what you think…

The Cinerous Forest printed silk scarf by Swash

The Cinerous Forest printed silk scarf by Swash
£229.17 from Net-A-Porter

Midnight Heligan printed silk scarf by Swash

Midnight Heligan printed silk scarf by Swash
£229 from Net-A-Porter

Heliotrope Snaffle wool, cashmere and silk-blend scarf by Swash

Heliotrope Snaffle wool, cashmere and silk-blend scarf by Swash
£321 from Net-A-Porter (yes – that’s £321!!!)

Chronometers wool-blend voile scarf by Swash

Chronometers wool-blend voile scarf by Swash
£321 from Net-A-Porter (No – it didn’t get any cheaper the 2nd time around…)

Conveniently, Colette in Paris and Liberty of London both stock Swash scarves. Of course, after picking up one of their gorgeous wool-blend babies, I won’t be able to afford much else, but hey – what’s a girl to do…?

Swash have a pretty swish website. You can check it out here.

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